Press Releases

Coventor Enhances SEMulator3D Virtual Fabrication Platform To Address Advanced 3D Process Development Challenges

New pattern dependent etch modeling capability highlights improvements in speed and accuracy for FinFETs, 3D memory, BEOL interconnect and other advanced manufacturing technologies

CARY, North Carolina – March 31, 2014 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced the immediate availability of the SEMulator3D® 2014 software platform. The latest version of the integrated modeling tool enhances the visibility, accuracy and performance with which engineers can analyze next-generation manufacturing technologies, and dramatically reduce the time and cost of traditional build-and-test silicon learning cycles in the 3D era. read more…

Coventor Hosts Discussion on Advanced Process Development at IEDM

“A View from the Trenches” Features Experts from Samsung, IBM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Micron, IMEC and ST Microelectronics

WASHINGTON, DC – December 2, 2013 – Coventor®, Inc., a leading supplier of virtual fabrication software to accelerate the development of new manufacturing processes, will host an expert roundtable discussion at the 2013 edition of IEDM (December 7-11, 2013. Washington, DC). The discussion will provide an in-depth and comprehensive view of the current and next generation of challenges facing IC designers and manufacturers as process technologies head to unprecedented levels of complexity, cost and technical difficulty. read more…

Coventor Improves Speed and Compatibility of MEMS and IC Co-Design With New Release of Industry-Leading MEMS Design Suite

MEMS+ 4.0 software adds capability to export Verilog-A models and full 64-bit implementation to significantly enhance design efficiency and throughput

CARY, North Carolina – October 28, 2013 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of design automation solutions for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced its MEMS+® 4.0 software suite for accelerating development of advanced MEMS devices and systems. The MEMS+ suite enables MEMS and IC designers to rapidly explore and optimize designs in parallel in the MathWorks MATLAB® and Cadence Virtuoso® environments. The MEMS+ 4.0 release features a new capability to export models in Verilog-A format and a full 64-bit implementation that allows more accurate modeling of complex MEMS sensors and actuators.

The MEMS+ 4.0 suite is a key part of Coventor’s platform for MEMS development, which also includes the CoventorWare® and SEMulator3D® software suites. The platform provides a complete solution for designing and verifying state-of-the-art accelerometers, gyroscopes, microphones and many other types of MEMS. This latest release of the MEMS+ suite extends the scope of the platform by providing a ‘tunable’ accuracy-versus-speed approach for co-designing MEMS and integrated circuits (ICs) and compatibility with more EDA analog/mixed-signal simulation environments. read more…

Coventor’s SEMulator3D 2013 Addresses New Requirements of 3D Fab Era With Process Modeling Accuracy and Automation Breakthroughs

Latest release of the industry’s only ‘virtual fabrication’ platform delivers advanced physics-driven predictive modeling capabilities aimed at reducing silicon learning cycles and costs

CARY, North Carolina – May 28, 2013 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced immediate availability of the SEMulator3D® 2013 software platform. SEMulator3D 2013 brings unprecedented physical accuracy and predictive modeling capabilities to process development and integration. This milestone release expands the value of ‘virtual fabrication’ to the broader semiconductor ecosystem in order to dramatically reduce silicon learning cycles and the billions of dollars spent reaching manufacturing readiness. read more…

Coventor Ships Latest Version of MEMS+IC Co-Design Platform to Accelerate Development of Complex 3D Electronics Systems

MEMS+ 3.0 software platform delivers new fluidic, package and noise simulation capabilities; an expanded component library; and performance enhancements

CARY, North Carolina – February 4, 2013 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of design automation software for developing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced immediate availability of its new MEMS+® 3.0 design platform that accelerates development of complex 3D systems with state-of-the-art actuators, accelerometers and gyroscopes, microphones and other types of MEMS devices.
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Coventor Strengthens Industry’s Only Integrated MEMS+IC Co-Design Solutions with Advanced 3D Modeling in Newest Version of MEMS+ Platform

 Advanced 3D Modeling in Newest Version of MEMS+ Platform

MEMS+ 3.0 features new fluidic, package and noise simulation capabilities; an expanded component library; and performance enhancements to accelerate overall throughput for complex designs

CARY, North Carolina – November 7, 2012 – Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of design automation software for developing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today introduced the MEMS+® 3.0 design platform, the latest version of its unique MEMS+IC co-design platform aimed at accelerating development of complex 3D systems with state-of-the-art actuators, accelerometers and gyroscopes, microphones and other types of MEMS devices. read more…

Coventor Names IBM Semiconductor Process Expert David Fried as CTO

IBM veteran with deep experience in advanced process technology including SOI and FinFETs to lead strategic direction in the development efforts for virtual fabrication solutions for 22nm and beyond

CARY, North Carolina – August 7, 2012 – Coventor®, Inc. the leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for semiconductor devices and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), today announced the addition of renowned semiconductor process expert David Fried, Ph.D. to its executive team. As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for its semiconductor development products, Fried will oversee the company’s strategic direction and implementation of its SEMulator3D virtual fabrication 3D process modeling solution. read more…

Coventor’s SEMulator3D 2012 Software Release Increases Speed and Accuracy of MEMS and Semicondutor Process Development

64-bit support with performance and ease of use enhancements focus on process modeling and integration challenges at 28nm and beyond

 CARY, North Carolina – April 9, 2012Coventor®, Inc., the leading supplier of virtual fabrication solutions for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and semiconductor devices, today announced immediate availability of the latest release of itsSEMulator3D® software. SEMulator3D 2012 raises the bar for predictive process modeling tools with increased capacity, speed and automation advancements to accelerate development of leading-edge process technology nodes.

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